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Evening Newscast 07-06-16

Jul 6, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The over 1400 acre Observation Fire fire burning 10 miles southwest of Hamilton is now 30 percent contained, up from 20 percent yesterday afternoon.

A 25-year-old Missoula man has been charged with deliberate homicide in the suffocation death of a 5-month-old Missoula boy.

A federal appeals court has ordered the release of the founder of a Montana club for the ultra-rich who has spent the last 14 months in jail for contempt of court.

Evening Newscast 07-05-16

Jul 5, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

An evacuation order was lifted this morning in the area of a 10-acre fire near Lincoln that damaged a cabin and a vehicle, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said.

Montana lawmakers have rejected a call for a special legislative session by a group of Republicans who want to raise campaign contribution limits.

Two vehicles collided head-on on Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, injuring seven people.

The investigation continues into an alleged arson at a fire station just outside of Kalispell.

Evening Newscast 07-04-16

Jul 4, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

More than a hundred personnel were added to the Observation fire southwest of Hamilton since yesterday.

Four Montana counties have been placed on drought alert.

Authorities are investigating after someone broke into the Smith Valley fire hall and set fire to a rescue truck that caused extensive damage. 

Evening Newscast 07-01-16

Jul 1, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Montana wildlife officials have been unable to locate the bear that killed a mountain biker earlier this week.

Fire officials say they expect the thousand-acre Observation fire southwest of Hamilton to continue spreading, because the fire is moving west into “rugged, inaccessible terrain.”

Voters this November will decide the future of traps and snares on Montana’s public lands.

An apparent misunderstanding is prompting Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte to walk back a claim that he has the endorsement of the Montana Wood Products Association.

Evening Newscast 06-30-16

Jun 30, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Missoula County Sheriff Deputies are warning residents of Horseback Ridge near Missoula to prepare for evacuation, after a new wildfire was discovered Thursday afternoon.

Montana wildlife officials have a difficult decision to make when and if they capture a grizzly bear that killed a mountain biker this week.

Fire managers in the Flathead Valley are predicting a normal summer in terms of wildland fires.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have scheduled a public meeting on the proposed transfer of the National Bison Range.

Evening Newscast 06-29-16

Jun 29, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The Observation Fire burning about 10 miles southwest of Hamilton has doubled in size since yesterday to over 600 acres due to strong winds, rapidly drying conditions and low humidity.

Federal prosecutors in Montana say a man used names and Social Security numbers he got by posting fake job ads on Craiglist to file at least 10 fraudulent income tax returns.

At the first U-S Senate hearing for the water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes today, federal officials said it looks expensive, and needs more analysis. Tribal leaders testified as well.

Evening Newscast 06-28-16

Jun 28, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

After Montana’s primary election on June 7th, candidates in Montana’s gubernatorial race are building up their bank accounts to fund the contest in November.

Gov. Steve Bullock has more than $1.4 million to spend in his re-election campaign, while his Republican challenger, Greg Gianforte, has about $133,000 left after spending heavily in the first months of the governor's race.

The Republican Governors Association has agreed to register as a political committee in Montana after spending more than $450,000 prior to the state's June 7th primary. 

Evening Newscast 06-27-16

Jun 27, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will not hear an appeal challenging Montana’s 2011 medical marijuana law.

The Observation Point Fire that was first reported Friday about 10 miles south of Hamilton is currently covering 202 acres, and is on very steep terrain, making suppression efforts difficult.

A 38-year-old man has died in a kayaking accident at Storm Lake near Anaconda.

Evening Newscast 06-24-16

Jun 24, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Officials say the loss of about 200 jobs in Columbia Falls will be a punch in the gut for a community that was recovering from the 2009 closure of an aluminum plant.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is rallying Montana union members as they convene in Helena for their annual convention.

A man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of kidnapping and raping a 4-year-old girl who was taken from a park on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation earlier this year.

Evening Newscast 06-23-16

Jun 23, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The Obama administration says a sharp increase in royalties paid by companies mining coal from federal lands across the West would trigger only modest reductions in U.S. coal production.

Montana's overcrowded jails and prisons are prompting state officials to take a serious look at the complex issues behind the rising number of arrests, reoffenders, and policies, behind a surge in incarcerations.

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